A Holden Commodore sedan crashed into a pole on the corner Maroochydore Rd and Hume St Maroochydore.
A Holden Commodore sedan crashed into a pole on the corner Maroochydore Rd and Hume St Maroochydore. Cade Mooney

Kids on run after car crash

AN under-age driver, possibly as young as 14, may have been behind the wheel of a car which slammed into a power pole in Maroochydore yesterday.

The driver and his two young friends were last night on the run after fleeing the scene before police arrived.

The accident happened about 3.45pm when the Commodore sedan slammed into a power pole at the corner of Maroochydore Rd and Hume St.

Witnesses who said the male driver could not have been older than 14, said his passengers - one male and one female - looked about the same age.

It was unclear if any of the trio had been injured when the sedan hit the pole head-on.

Earlier in Caloundra, a man driving a Ford Ranger crashed through a brick fence on busy Arthur St, before hitting a wall twice and then reversing into a garage door before casually leaving the scene.

Apartment complex caretaker Mick Walker was having coffee on his balcony when he heard a loud noise about 12.30pm.

"We're lucky no one was walking by at the time," he said.

"I always see families and especially kids walking by here."

The car's registration was recorded and passed to police.

Late last night, police had no further details on either incident.

Emergency services were also called to Parklands Bvd at Caloundra, where a car had crashed into a power pole outside Meridan State College about 4pm.

The female driver, believed to be the sole occupant of the car, was reportedly shaken but not seriously injured and was taken to Caloundra Hospital for observation.
 


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